Are Pretty Interfaces Worth the Time? The Effects of User Interface Types on Web-Based Instruction
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Cheon, J. & Grant, M.M. (2009). Are Pretty Interfaces Worth the Time? The Effects of User Interface Types on Web-Based Instruction. Journal of Interactive Learning Research, 20(1), 5-33. Chesapeake, VA: AACE.
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Journal of Interactive Learning Research
Volume 20, Issue 1, January 2009
Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE) Chesapeake, VA
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The purpose of this study was to examine the effectiveness of three different interface types on Web-based instruction: a text-based interface, a graphical interface and a metaphorical interface. In order to determine differences among three interface groups, we compared learning performance, cognitive load, usability, and appeal with various data from 41 undergraduate students in the mid-South. Results indicated there was no difference among the groups in terms of learning performance, cognitive load, and usability; however, a metaphorical interface increased learners' attention. Based on the results, implications for instructional designers are presented.
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